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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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Building an outdoor enclosure on to a house for cats

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need a simple enclosure attached to house and existing concrete patio to house cats. Can be constructed with simple wooden frame, wire suitable for cats and a small gate.

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Front porch

Posted 1 week ago

Our front entrance (decking and wall) was damaged by a falling brick column a few years back. The decking and the wall cladding need to be restored. Painting and staining can be done by us.

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Small deck

Posted 2 days ago

Small deck circa 3m x 3 to go up to back door for spa to go on in Kwila

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Remove and replace section of rotten cladding

Posted 1 month ago

The rotten cladding is just above the level of the first floor and is adjacent the corner in a 2 storey ex-state house. I believe the cladding is 6" bevel back. I am trying to avoid a major re-clad job.

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BATHROOM CUPBOARDS

Posted 1 day ago

Replace bathroom cabinet cupboards and door damaged by water.

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Need a deck to be built out our back door

Posted 4 weeks ago

We would like to get a quote together first but interested in getting a deck built out our back door . We also have a cover in that we would like to discuss to pull down also

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Barge board repair

Posted 1 week ago

Small portion of barge board on corner of house is rotten and needs replacing. Would be good to be done before winter.

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Seeking quote for balustrade replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Approx 25-30m of balustrade required for a second level deck. Keen to get quotes for different types of balustrades, glass, wood stained and steel.

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Install new plasterboard ceiling and reline one exterior wall

Posted 1 week ago

Bedroom 1: 3.0 x 3.6m. 2.7m stud. - Install new plasterboard over existing ceiling and install new scotia and mouldings around window. Bedroom 2: - Insulate exterior wall and install new plasterboard and scotia. Living room - investigate leak and repair ceiling.

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Deck to a porch

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I would like to transform the in front of my house to a porch. The deck currently has railings/fence and would like to extend that railings if possible for the posts while keeping the railings. Thanks

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Storage Seating Bench (next to deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, Looking in getting a storage seating bench made. Rough measurement are 300cm (Length) x 60cm (width) x 70cm (height). This will be next to my deck. If possible, make this waterproofi and with some sort of hinge/lock. Want to store fishing rods, toys etc.

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Shelf installation and possible handrail

Posted 5 days ago

I need a floating shelf installed and possible a handrail for my staircase

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Deck

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for 4m by 4m deck

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Underneath roof dry rot

Posted 3 weeks ago

2 story house, couple of pieces of wood have fallen underneath the corner of the roof. Needs a tall ladder to check for more damage/ repairs and repair the current damage. Preferably between the 6th and 10th of Jan.

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Dishwasher framing #6

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have removed some kitchen drawers and installed a dishwasher. We need someone to frame up around the dishwasher and complete cabinetry panels

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Weather board and window frame repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a couple of window frames, weather boards, and soffit panels which need to be replaced/repaired. The scope is as follows: 1. Weather boards - 3 weather boards. 2. Soffit panels - 2 panels. 3. Window frames/joinery - 5 frames, 2 need the piece of wood to assist with weather proofing, 7 items in total. We are also having the house painted at the moment, so we are looking to have this work completed quickly.

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Home Mandir

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need the thing as below attcahed. Drawer with Door/Slide at the bottom. Measurements are: Length 60cms. Height -- 75cms(include the drawer in it)

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White Cube

Posted 2 weeks ago

white cabinet/cube using white melamine (or any lighter but sturdy material) - 1200 x 1200 x 600 mm x 10mm or 12mm thick - open front - backing could be thinner 5-9mm thick - overall cube should be perfectly square and sturdy but light - reinforcing brackets can be used on the back and/or outer edges BUT inside should be clean of any brackets/nails/screw/holes - do not worry about the base in the photo below

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Put front door up

Posted 1 month ago

Have a new timber door with 4 glass panels to go in. Have hinges and lock just need it put on. Need done before 5th of Jan

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Aviary type cat enclosure on deck

Posted 3 weeks ago

Build a Cat/Aviary type enclosure on deck, upper level to side of house with door entrance. See pictures for details and a rough plan. First three pictures are the area where has current trellis which will stay and mesh added beside it, next picture is an example of what I would like similar to be built as an example, last two pictures are rough drawings or plan, thanks Approx width 1.5 mtrs Approx depth 3.6 mtrs Approx height 1.8 mtrs tapering upwards to above window Mesh enclosure and cle...

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 183,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Whole deck revamp

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Framing fix


8th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 1
Communication
 1

Small Surface Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Staining indoor furniture

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install cat door in a timber door


23rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pergola with bench seating

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Get small fame and wall ready for plastering

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door handles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

renewing lounge/ dining room ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Barge board repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

pre house painting maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extend deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Adjust sticking door & install new door handles

Work carried out by a subcontractor

1st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General repairs

Work carried out by a subcontractor

30th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace strip of cedar weatherboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Restore and extend existing deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

bedroom window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small deck and steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for over 30 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good han...

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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Concept 22 Design and Build Ltd

Joined October 2012

Hi, I have been renovating homes and building new for the last 18 years all over the Wellington region. Over this time I have also completed retail, cafe, restaurant and office fitouts mainly in Wellington but also in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin. While we now focus mainly on large renovations we also often do smaller jobs that fit with current commitments. We provide a professional frie...

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Leiana's Contractors

Joined May 2017

Auckland Area Hi I am Neil we are a small team of experience builders & masons who got together to do contracting work . Our team is mostly Tongan boys so no job is too big for us . Our service includes landscaping., concrete driveways , concrete pad for spa pool & Sheds , Concrete removal , Masonry Block Walls & fencing , demolition , Timber fencing ,retaining walls, Rock Walls , Kitchen Re...

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Datasoft

Joined September 2020

Hello , We have been building timber fences for last 2 years in affordable rates. We provide quick free quotes. We also do Concreting, asphalting, general house maintenance and renovations.We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Glass and Building Innovate

Joined February 2019

Glass and Building Innovate is one of Wellingtons top Glass and Glazing companies. Our professional qualified glaziers can install anything to do with glass. From a simple single pane window, to specialized unusual projects that other glaziers wouldn't touch, we can do anything. Some of what we can do include: Splashbacks Frameless Showers Glass Table Tops Customized Aquariums Windows M...

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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Ive been in the building industry for 20 years, im 100% BCITO qualified. I can get personal references from my training organization and previous employers. I have contractors insurance so rest assured your job will get done. I can do all types of building, all things considered. I have access to most tools and equipment, a diesel van and tandem caged trailer. So I can do all demo / s...

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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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Bespoke Wooden Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2018

Outdoor living solutions: gates, decks, fences, planter boxes and bar leaners to name a few. We specialise in the local manufacture and installation of wooden gates - and other landscape construction work. We also do flatpack assembly (including kitchens). QUOTES : We cannot come and do face to face quotes during lock down, Instead we are happy to do virtual meetings via zoom video or use p...

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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Wilson Contracting

Joined June 2017

Hi i have been building for just over 11 years with most work being architectural new builds with the last 3 years being in commercial interior fitouts. I am trade qualified and have been for 5 years. I have my LBP carpentry liscence. I am very fussy with detailed work and have a huge amount of pride in my work. No job is to big or to small and i have very competitive rates.

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BRK Services

Joined October 2020

Hi, we are an experienced, professional team that renovate, repair and maintain homes and rental properties in the Wellington region. Along side quality craftmanship, we believe good communication is a critical part of providing a great experience for our customers. We also provide competitive quotes and can a apply a Gold Card discount for those who are eligible. .

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Kiwi Can Do

Joined September 2020

Kiwi Can Do is funded by the Industry Partnerships division of the Ministry of Social Development to support the Construction Industry Accord. Our job is to work closely with employers to prepare and support unemployed New Zealanders into employment and a career. There are no fees or costs to employers or trainees for the Kiwi Can Do service. The Construction Accord is an all-industry and gover...

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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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